Mike Peters Honored with Retrospective Exhibit

November 29th, 2016

On Saturday, November 12th The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum in Columbus, Ohio held the opening celebration of What a Hoot! A Mike Peters Retrospective. The exhibit …

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Angelo Torres awarded Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award

November 28th, 2016

  ON the evening of October 24, longtime MAD artist Angelo Torres was honored by the National Cartoonist Society. He was presented with the coveted Milton Caniff Lifetime …

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Jerry Dumas 1930-2016

November 14th, 2016

We are deeply saddened to report the passing of our friend and fellow NCS member, Jerry Dumas. Jerry was born on June 6, 1930 and started drawing when …

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NCS Awards

Each year, during the NCS Annual Reuben Awards Weekend, the Society honors the year's outstanding achievements in all walks of the profession. The society's greatest honor, the Reuben Award, is presented to the Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year. Cartoonists in various professional divisions are also honored with special plaques for excellence in the fields of newspaper strips, TV animation, gag cartoons, comic books and more.

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The NCS was born in 1946 when groups of cartoonists got together to entertain the troops. They found that they enjoyed each other's company and decided to get together on a regular basis. Today, the NCS membership roster includes over 500 of the world's major cartoonists, working in many branches of the profession.

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Check out the debut issue of our new digital magazine, The National Cartoonist! Interviews, features and rare cartoon art!

NCS Magazine

Every year, the NCS issues special limited-edition T-shirts to commemorate our appearance at the San Diego Comic-Con. Order your T-shirts here!

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The National Cartoonists Society Foundation is the charitable arm of the National Cartoonists Society. The NCS Foundation was formed in 2005 to continue the charitable and educational works that have been a hallmark of the NCS since its inception in 1946.